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Urgent Needs

Our mission is to purchase critical care equipment and occasionally softer items to make a child's stay at Shannon Medical Center a bit easier. We want to keep families close to home for their treatments.

Here's what we are shopping for:


Distraction Toys

For children, the hospital or clinic environment may be scary. Distraction toys help distract children during IV starts, lab draws or other invasive procedures. For babies, a nursery monitor that projects an image on the ceiling of wall might be used. For toddlers, something as simple as a bubble wand will provide a distraction from the procedure.

Labor and Delivery

Fetal Monitors

Specialized fetal monitors provide two measurements to give medical staff detailed information about how a baby is handling labor. One transducer monitors the baby's heartbeat, and the other one records the frequency and power of the mother’s contractions. Both are connected to a monitor, and the measurements are recorded on a paper readout.

Women's Health

Preemie Car Seats

Special car seats for preterm infants weighing less than 5 pounds.

Umbilical Security Tags

Umbilical tags are connected to the sensors located in the Women's & Children's Hospital to keep newborns safe.



NeoFax is an online tool to safely and efficiently prescribe, calculate, order, formulate, and administer drug therapy and parenteral nutrition for infants. It provides age- and indication-specific drug dosing calculators, and assists medical staff in making accurate and informed treatment decisions, while minimizing errors.

Staff Development

PALS Course and Course Renewal

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a course designed to develop the learner's knowledge of resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill children. The survival of critically ill and injured children is influenced by the provision of timely and appropriate pediatric emergency care in both pre-hospital and hospital environments.


This Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course is intended for healthcare providers who do not care for critically ill children on a daily basis. It allows Shannon's in-hospital healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists-, and paramedics) to be prepared for every situation when dealing with pediatric emergencies when they happen.


Pediatric Echo Training

This training course is specialized for our tiny patients undergoing echocardiograms.

Shannon Medical Center Lab

Marcoduct Sweat System

The sweat test measures the concentration of chloride that is excreted in sweat, and is used to screen for cystic fibrosis.

Shannon Clinic Lab

Phlebotomy Chairs

The requested chairs are wider and deeper than the standard phlebotomy chairs and are also height adjustable. They enable parents to hold their child chest to chest or chest to back so that the child feels less anxiety about the procedure. The adjustable height allows the phlebotomist to be at eye level with the patient. Phlebotomy chairs will go in the pediatric building, main clinic and pediatric urgent care.
$12,600 (3 chairs)

Food and Nutrition Services

Outpatient Weight Management Counseling

This would allow for a dietitian to do one-on-one counseling with an overweight/obese child and their parents. A dietitian could determine what changes could be made to improve the health of the child. Every child is different in their personalities and needs, and individualized plans address those differences.

In addition to donations, there are many ways you can get involved with CMN. Contact us at or call us at 325.747.6160 for more information.